Irrigation of the cornus sanguinea
Cornus sanguinea is a deciduous shrub, also present in Italy as a plant in the wild. It is grown in gardens because it is a low maintenance species with very decorative foliage and stems. Cornus are, in general, plants that love moist soils, for this reason it is advisable to avoid exposing plants to drought, especially during the hot periods of the year. They are planted preferably near ponds or streams, or are watered regularly, from April until September-October. At the arrival of the first autumn colds, the plants totally lose their foliage, entering vegetative rest. For this reason, during the coldest months of the year they do not need any care. Even if they love humidity it is advisable to avoid leaving Cornus sanguinea plants in totally water-saturated soils.
Cultivate cornus sanguinea
Cornus sanguinea in Italy are also present in the undergrowth or in uncultivated land, where it develops as a pioneer plant, creating large specimen spots. In our country it is totally adapted to the climate present in all regions, therefore it can be cultivated freely, as long as you have an area of the garden where a large amount of water is available. It also develops in dry soils, in which case it will be necessary to ensure that the soil does not remain dry for a long time. Cornus sanguinea shrubs do not develop excessively, never exceeding 2-3 meters. It will therefore not be necessary to carry out regular pruning, except for the occasional arrangement of the foliage, with the removal of broken or damaged branches from the wind or frost, which can be particularly unsightly. The plants produce abundant flowering in spring, with white flowers gathered in terminal flower heads. In autumn the foliage turns bright red, particularly decorative.